Thursday, December 27, 2012

For the love of Formula...

Anyone familiar with Redstone and our love of techy bike bits knows that we are big fans of Formula Brakes.  After making the first Juicy 7 brakes for Avid back when they were an Englewood, CO company, Formulas design, feel, and power have continued to improve under their own moniker. 

My favorite brake of all time has got to be Formula's The One.  Massively powerful, good looking, and XC light, what could be better?  

 We're going to find out after just installing new 2013 Formula RO brakes on our Intense Carbine demo bike and test sled.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Hall Ranch Trail Conditions 12/21

It's the end of the world so I figured I'd get one last ride at Hall Ranch.

Antelope Trail was a mixed bag of snow and dirt.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Long Time no Bloggin

It's been a while since we put up some ride stokeage, I'm sure you guys are kinda bored with no so subliminal messages about consignment bikes, right?!

How about a photo bomb session then.  Our last ride stoke post was Big Fall Ride back in Sept!  Well then, picking up where I left off...

 I had to go retrieve the truck after Big Fall Ride after leaving it in the forest overnight.  Good excuse for a ride, right?

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Spot Rocker for sale, $1400

 Here's some pics of the Spot Rocker we've got on consignment.  It's a medium and the owner is looking for $1400.  Parts are as follows:

Monday, November 05, 2012

Tuesday Ridin'

 Now that DST is over and we're no longer chasing daylight, Tuesday rides will now meet every Tuesday at Redstone at 6pm.  See you then!  It's going to be a great winter of night rides.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yeti SB-66 pics

Here's some detailed shots of the SB-66 (large) that we've got on consignment..  $3600.   A few cosmetic paint issues, but otherwise this bike is in fantastic condition.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

bikes for sale!

We updated our consignment and demo bikes for sale page.  Check it out!
Here's a list...

Chumba F1 downhill bike, med - $2300
Transition Bandit 29, med - $2400 demo, like new
Masi Gran Corsa road bike, 54cm - $875
Voodoo Dambala SS, large - $700
Spot Rocker, medium, 1x10 - $1600
Jamis SixFiftyb, medium, near new - $1275
Haro V3, large, ridden a couple of times - $295
Felt Z70 road bike, 56cm, new tires - $675
Yeti SB-66, large, lightly ridden, XT/Fox - $3600
Rocky Mountain Element 970 29er, 20" frame, demo, like new - $3400
Giant Pistol, 20", great starter full sus bike - $499
mid 80s Bianchi Road bike - $375
Ritchey P-29er large, super nice - $3100

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Caveat Emptor

Veloswap/Used parts PSA:

With Veloswap, ebay, craiglist, and others, there are just as many bad deals as there are good deals.  We definitely recommend that, if you're buying used, it's imperitive that A)you get the goods in your hand to look over in person and B) you or someone you know understands what you're looking at.

Case in point - A customer recently brought in a set of wheels for us to check out.  Bought them used as a smoking deal.  The wheelset was sold as used hubs in a new build.  Take a look at the 3 spokes.  One of the spokes shows several threads exposed.  The other 2 spokes have loctite or something on them to mask the fact that the threads are showing.  A good handbuilt wheelset should have all of the threads buried in the nipple.  Also, note the corrosion on the nipples.  That's something that may or may not be an issue down the road with a popped nipple head.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Big Fall Ride VII, 2012 edition

Sorry I don't have more pictures.  I was on track for lots of pics, but my camera battery crapped out and I nursed it along without taking many pics.  Here's what I ended up with!

Ian ready to start the day in Allenspark.  And what a fine day it was.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Big Fall Ride VII!

Is this really going to be year number 7 for Big Fall Ride?  Sunday 9/30.  Meeting at Redstone Cyclery at 7:30am.  We'll get Lyons peeps to shuttle everyone up to Bunce School Road, then you get to ride back to Lyons on about as much dirt as possible.  Expect LOTS of climbing and even more descending.  Here's the goods from 2010:

The grill and brews will be waiting at the shop for post ride festivities!  Hope to see some of your smiling faces out there!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hermit Park and Homestead Meadows

After the our Winter Park ride and last weekends BMA Sufferfest, I was looking for something a little easier.  Sometimes, that's tough to do in these hills, but today I was destined for Hermit Park.  Hermit Park, is a cheating way to get to Homestead Meadows, the area at the top of Lion Gulch.  Good stuff.  Good cruising and mellow riding.  Kinda sandy this time of year, but still purdy good.  
There's a few singletracks with an arterial doubletrack that runs thru the entire system.  Typically, I access the meadows via Lion Gulch, which is for sure a beast to be tamed.  Being one of the most techy trails on the front range,  ...

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Winter Park or Bust!

This Sunday is our 2nd Annual Eldora to Winter Park to Eldora ride.  All in 1 day.  Yep, it's a long one.  Expect about 12 hours.  We're meeting in Lyons at 6am Sunday 9/2 and driving to Eldora.  Hope to be meeting at Eldora around 7am.

We did it last year for the first time ever.  Here's a writeup:

We hope to see some of your smiling faces out there!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

USA Pro Challenge is this weekend!

We've just got in a bunch of USA Pro Challenge commemorative water bottles from Boulder's Polar Bottle, another great Colorado company.  Come get yours!

The big race will be rolling thru Lyons this weekend on Saturday 8/25.  We'll be partying down at the bike shop.  Town o Lyons will have big shindigs at Sandstone park, including food, music, beer, and a jumbotron with a live feed of the race.  Come on down to party and watch bike racing with us!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Crosier Mountain Monday!

I was fortunate enough to escape to Crosier Mountain today.  I haven't ridden Crosier in a couple of years.  It did not dissapoint (never does)

I started at the private ex-youth hostel known as H bar G.  It's private and marked private everywhere but they are ok with bike and hike traffic as long as you follow the rules.  Keep the gate closed and be on your way to some of the best, most scenic, and toughest singletracks around.  Crosier Mountain.

Monday, August 13, 2012

3 days in Keystone Day 1

Thanks to my awesome wife, we were able to stay in Keystone for 2 nights and 3 days this past weekend!  Ride plans?  Definitely.  Day one was Saturday, which was "my day."  All day.  Yes.  Bike of choice?  My Intense Carbine.  Carbon, light, stiff, super responsive, and 6" of buttery suspension in the back.  And a great climber.  The Carbine is probably my favorite bike of all time and an excellent all arounder.  I couldn't think of a better companion on a journey of this magnitude.  Epic trails and epic adventure were calling my name.

Tues Ride Aug 14 Trailwork!

This Tuesday, August 14, will be our last Tuesday trailwork of the season.  We'll be working at the very top of Antelope Trail at Hall.  The goal is to funnify the upper section of crappy road.  Hope some of you can make it out!  We'll be riding Lyons Geto Singletrack afterwards before beers at OB.  Bring your lights!

Pssst, if you need lights, our Niterider preseason just arrived!

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Tuesday Ride 8/7

Tuesday Nite Ride this week, we're cooking out! NO post ride OB. We'll be doing a short-ish loop in Johnny Park and will cook out in JP afterwards. Dave B is bringing a grill and I'll bring a camp stove. That's about all we have planned. Looks like we'll need food and beer, too. Who's in!?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Breckenridge B68

B68 is in the books!  Since I'm not a racerboy anymore, I brought a camera to help preserve the experience.  The race had everything - paved road, jeep roads, amazing singletrack, tough climbs, big mountains, mud, dust, rain, hike a bikes, everything. Such a fun and hard day, done at 8hrs 7min, including taking photos.

Tuesday Ride 7/17

Jamestown, gonna be a hard one, too. Lots of hike a bike. Bring lights, we'll be out late. Fun!

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Antelope Trail trailwork, Tuesday 7/10 5pm

As part of our summer Tuesday trailwork days, we'll be working on Antelope Trail at Hall Ranch this coming Tuesday 5/10.  We'll start sending people up the road from the bike shop around 5pm.  This is going to be a fun one.  We'll be working on the lowest section of road, immediately adjacent to the trailhead.  We're going to do our darndest to make the road go away and turn it into more singletrack.  Please come out to help :)

Boulder County will have tools, refreshments, etc.  All you need to do is show up.  We'll be working til dark.  If anyone wants to ride afterwords, we'll don lights and ride some Lyons Ghetto Singletrack before moving on to Oskar Blues.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Upcoming Schedule of Things You Might be Interested In

Tues 5/22 - Coulson Gulch out and back, Rocky Mountain Bicycles will be on hand with demos for the ride!
Wed 5/23 - Rocky Mountain will be on hand again with demo bikes available from 3pm til 7pm.
Sat 5/26 - Lyons Fat Tire Fest.  BIG (huge, all day) ride meets at Redstone at 8:30am.  Party follows!
Sat 6/2 - National Trails day at Heil Ranch!
Tues 6/5 - Tues Ride, Sourdough area.  Bring hand saws/bow saws if you've got 'em
Tues 6/12 - Tues Ride - TRAILWORK at Picture Rock.  Typically starts by riding from the bike shop around or after 5pm.
Tues 6/12 Tues Ride - Sourdough area
Tues 6/26 Tues Ride - Annual Summer Solstice Ride.  Bring lights and batteries.  Might want to get the day off the next day, too, just in case.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rocky Mountain Demo Trailer!!!

The Rocky Mountain Bikes demo trailer will be here for next weeks Tuesday ride. They will also be set up in the Redstone parking lot the following day, Wed 5/23. Here's some of the bikes they'll have on hand to test out:
Slayer 70 16, 18, 19, 20.5
Element MSL 16.5, 19in
Element RSL 19
Element 950 15, 17, 18, 20.5, 21.5
Vertex 990 LRG
Vertex 970 MD
Altitude 970 MD

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Week in Review

We've had a busy last few weeks.  Here's a capper to this week.  

We built a few wheels

We experienced the fantastic, only happens once in a while kind of perfect dirt on a magical day

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Intense Carbine love shots

So far, this is easily my favorite full squish bike.  Ever.  And it's carbon!  What has the world come to?  heh heh .  Here's some love shots of 'er.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Meet Hard Eddie, Rigid 29er Carbon from Intense!

Check out Hard Eddie, Intense's new carbon hardtail 29er.  Hard Eddie comes with a 70 degree head angle, BB30, integrated headset, Single-speed/135/142 rear dropout options, and some other sweet bits.  Starts shipping in May.  Optional matching rigid fork, too.  SWEET!  Even sweeter is it's sub 2.5 lb weight.  drool.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thanks everyone for all the help!

Thanks to anyone and everyone that's helped with Redstone trailwork or trailwork anywhere.  You might appreciate this email trail from today...

Hello Partners,

We would like to invite you to the department’s Land Conservation Awards to be held at the parks and open space building in Longmont on Wednesday, April 18.  We will be celebrating individuals and groups who have contributed to the success of our program.  This year’s Partnership Award goes to our partner, Amgen.  Amgen became an Alpine partner at the inception of the Partnership Program and has performed at least 2 projects each year since 2009, contributing over 575 volunteer hours, averaging over 130 hours of volunteer service each year.   Join us in congratulating Amgen and the other individuals listed below!

Happy Spring,
Boulder County Parks and Open Space 

From: []
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 2:48 PM
To: BoCo Open Space
Subject: re: Land Conservation Award Celebration

How many hours does Redstone have?  I want to beat that.  :)

From: BoCo Open Space
Subject: RE: Land Conservation Award Celebration
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:02:44 +0000

It’s good to hear from you.  According to our records Redstone Cyclery has completed over 273 hours of volunteer work since 2008 and maintained over 1300’ of trail including 7 water bars and armoring 30’ of wet trail.  Considering that you are a relatively small independent retail operation versus a large corporation you should feel incredibly proud of this accomplishment.  I have created one or two Executive Partnership Summaries for a few of our partners; these summaries basically outline an organization’s contributions and includes some narrative about the bigger picture.  I would be happy to create one of these for you if you thought it would be helpful for your business.  Just let me know.  We appreciate all of our stewardship teams immensely.  Keep smiling J  

Nah, just curious to see how a small business that actually cares stacks up against a mega Pharma company that does it for publicity ;)

Lyons, CO

Friday, February 24, 2012

Welcome Ritchey Frames

We're proud to announce that we're bringing Ritchey frames on board here at Redstone Cyclery.  Ritchey has just started shipping their new 29er mountain frame, the P29er.  We've got a couple on the way.  If you want one, the time to preorder for March delivery is now.  Ritchey is also bringing back the legendary Swiss Cross.  Check 'em out!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

REEB Me with Some Glamour Shots!

Check out these sweet REEB glam shots from Eddie Clark!

Beautiful welds, no?
 REEB me!  Steel frames and aluminum cans make quite the family.

And don't forget the super badass and unique hand finished headbadge!

 More beautiful welds.  Handcrafted right here in Colorado!

Sliding dropouts from Paragon Machine Works are the bees knees.
 And don't forget that super quiet and low maintenance Gates Carbon Drive.